Australia Day Honours

I congratulate the many Victorians who have been awarded Australia Day Honours today.  As The Prime Minister stated in his special Australia Day message, “Our achievements are the product of perseverance, passion, respect and struggle. But we would have it no other way because we love this land, in all its beauty and Read more…

26 January 2020

Supporting families affected by bushfires

More mental health support is available for children attending early childhood education and care services and school students in bushfire-declared communities. The Morrison Liberal Government will provide a further $8 million for mental health support through Beyond Blue to fund an extra 25 Beyond Blue liaison officers and support clinicians Read more…

23 January 2020

Reflect, respect and celebrate this Australia Day

Our local community will soon come together to mark Australia Day 2020. We are all part of the Story of Australia and Australia Day is an opportunity for all local residents to acknowledge the contribution that every Australian makes to our dynamic nation, regardless of background. Australia Day is a Read more…

22 January 2020

Immediate mental health services deployed into fire affected communities

More mental health support services will be immediately provided to firefighters, emergency personnel, individuals and communities impacted by the ongoing bushfire disaster. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said an initial $76 million would fund free counselling sessions, extra Medicare and tele-health consultations, an expansion of headspace services for young Australians and Read more…

15 January 2020

Delivering vital support for bushfire affected communities

With the escalation of devastating and widespread bushfires across large parts of Victoria and New South Wales, I am encouraging Victorians to dig deep to support bushfire impacted communities. Whether it’s donating money to welfare agencies such as the Red Cross, the CFA, the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, farming initiatives such Read more…

7 January 2020

New hope for breast cancer patients with key drug added to PBS

Australians living with advanced breast cancer will have access to an important new treatment option with the Morrison Government listing a life-changing new medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). On 1 January 2020, Verzenio® (abemaciclib) was listed on the PBS for the first time. It will treat non-premenopausal patients Read more…

6 January 2020